Niang charcoal artworks lead Bassenge’s June 2 Modern sale

'Tension,' charcoal-on-paper drawing by Isabella Gabriel Niang, signed and dated 2004, 70 x 50 cm, to be auctioned June 2 at Bassenge's Modern Art Spring Auction 99. Image courtesy of Bassenge.

‘Tension,’ charcoal-on-paper drawing by Isabella Gabriel Niang, signed and dated 2004, 70 x 50 cm, to be auctioned June 2 at Bassenge’s Modern Art Spring Auction 99. Image courtesy of Bassenge.

BERLIN – Bassenge’s June 2 Modern Art Spring Auction 99, with Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.com, includes two paintings and three charcoal drawings by Berlin artist and charitable benefactor Isabella Gabriel Niang. The charcoal drawings are from a suite created over several years. Bassenge describes the artworks as representing “existential, emotional states in powerful and very dynamic figures elaborated to the point of dissolution reflect different conditions of the human being.”

The works will be auctioned to benefit Stiftung Internationales Forum Trust. The trust is preparing an intercultural and transcontinental project titled “Approximation” for display in Senegal, China and Germany in 2013. The project explores how the universal languages of art and the mental enrichment provided by it can be maximized to understand other cultures.

Within the emotional and sensitive density shown in the works of Isabella Gabriel Niang, the individual’s body becomes the connecting empathic figure to embrace the body of humanity. “As such, the unique potential hidden in art figures as an ambassador in the dialogue of interior and exterior connectivity both of individual and intercultural spheres. Personality and the world as a whole become perceptible and tangible in new ways,” says a press release issued by Bassenge.

For additional information, contact Bassenge by emailing info@bassenge.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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'Tension,' charcoal-on-paper drawing by Isabella Gabriel Niang, signed and dated 2004, 70 x 50 cm, to be auctioned June 2 at Bassenge's Modern Art Spring Auction 99. Image courtesy of Bassenge.

 

‘Tension,’ charcoal-on-paper drawing by Isabella Gabriel Niang, signed and dated 2004, 70 x 50 cm, to be auctioned June 2 at Bassenge’s Modern Art Spring Auction 99. Image courtesy of Bassenge.

'Intimite,' charcoal-on-paper drawing by Isabella Gabriel Niang, signed and dated 2004, 70 x 50 cm, to be auctioned June 2 at Bassenge's Modern Art Spring Auction 99. Image courtesy of Bassenge.

‘Intimite,’ charcoal-on-paper drawing by Isabella Gabriel Niang, signed and dated 2004, 70 x 50 cm, to be auctioned June 2 at Bassenge’s Modern Art Spring Auction 99. Image courtesy of Bassenge.

'L'Elan,' charcoal-on-paper drawing by Isabella Gabriel Niang, signed and dated 2004, 70 x 50 cm, to be auctioned June 2 at Bassenge's Modern Art Spring Auction 99. Image courtesy of Bassenge.

‘L’Elan,’ charcoal-on-paper drawing by Isabella Gabriel Niang, signed and dated 2004, 70 x 50 cm, to be auctioned June 2 at Bassenge’s Modern Art Spring Auction 99. Image courtesy of Bassenge.